When Dante Ferrando opened his restaurant in early 1990 on 14th Street near Church Street in Northwest D.C., the only legal businesses nearby were car dealerships, paint stores and The Studio and Source theaters.
Two decades later, with successful businesses including furniture stores, restaurants and animal hospitals, Ferrando's nightclub, the Black Cat, is celebrating its 20th anniversary with two shows Sept. 13 and 14.
Black Cat turns 20
WTOP's Neal Augenstein reports
7:50 p.m. Troy Brouwer, Washington Capitals right winger
Caps training camp starts with a group of familiar faces
7:20 p.m. Chris Chase, USAToday Sports and George Wallace and Chris Cichon, WTOP Sports
What fans can expect from the Redskins against the Packers Sunday
6:40 p.m. Scott Greenberg, syndicated wine columnist
Transition your wine palette from summer to fall with a primitivo
5:10 p.m. David Elfin, longtime Redskins beat reporter and author of the book 'The Washington Redskins: The Complete Illustrated History'
Redskins should look better this weekend but face a tough opponent in Green Bay
4:20 p.m. - John Roberts, national correspondent, Fox News
The week in politics
3:50 p.m. - Kelly Jane Torrance, film critic, Weekly Standard
The weekend movies
3:10 p.m. - Gwen Ifill, moderator of Washington Week
The President's long week
1:40 p.m. - Clinton Yates, Washington Post columnist
Did the mayor make the right call vetoing the "living wage" bill?
12:51 p.m. - Dave Ross, commentator
The spirit of compromise
Seriously, what does a fox really say?
WTOP's Brennan Haselton tells you.
It may not be the biggest question you'll face, but you know you're at least thinking about it, thanks to the viral hit "The Fox" by a pair of Norwegian brothers. Find out what the creature's call really sounds like in the piece above, and see the quirky animal anthem below:
12:10 p.m. - Mary Beth Albright, food expert
If you can afford it, try high-end dining at the President's Club at Nationals Park.
Related Link: Forbes: High-End Dining At D.C.'s Nationals Park Is A Hit
11:10 a.m. - Jen Chaney, writer for The Washington Post and New York Magazine's Vulture
Video On Demand is growing in popularity and is opening up possibilities for movie-goers.
9:40 a.m. - Dylan Ratigan, former CNBC and MSNBC host and author of 'Dirty Bastards: How We Can Stop Corporate Communists, Banksters, And Other Vampires from Sucking America Dry'
Revisiting a televised rant on political failures: Has anything changed?
See Ratigan's 2011 rant below:
8:20 a.m. - Candy Crowley, host of CNN's ‘State of the Union'
The process involved in finding Syria's chemical weapons.
7:50 a.m. - David Gregory, moderator of NBC's ‘Meet the Press'
Discussion about how the U.S. can deter and degrade Syria's chemical weapons.
6:50 a.m. - Bob Schieffer, CBS News chief Washington correspondent and host of 'Face the Nation'
How has this week shaped the Syria debate?
6:10 a.m. - Guy Taylor, Washington Times state department correspondent
Questions about who knew what with Syria's chemical attacks.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry digs at Maryland in new ad
WTOP's Kate Ryan reports. <a href="http://www.wtop.com/46/3448226/Gov-Rick-Perry-takes-on-Md-in-new-ad-campaign">Read more.</a>
Some intelligence officials convincied Syrian cyber strike is coming
WTOP's National Security Correspondent J.J. Green reports.
Despite vocal opponents, Bi-County Parkways moves ahead
WTOP's Hank Silverberg reports.
Transportation leaders in Northern Virginia come together to talk solutions
WTOP's Ari Ashe reports.
The myth of the breakfast miracle
WTOP's Megan Cloherty reports. <a href="http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/09/10/myths-surround-breakfast-and-weight/?ref=health&_r=1">Click here to read more from The New York Times</a>.
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